Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

Coming soon to a UK dealership. Choosing your charger.

Government running amok. From the AP:

Britain’s government says it will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as authorities move to tackle air pollution.

The decision announced Wednesday by Environment Secretary Michael Gove follows similar moves in France and Norway. It also comes as the technology for electrical cars improves.

Gove told the BBC that “there is no alternative to embracing new technology.”

Britain’s government is expected to announce a 255 million pound ($326 million) fund to help local communities address diesel pollution. The measures are part of a clean air strategy authorities are due to publish Wednesday, only days before a deadline mandated by the High Court.

Campaigners want the final plans to have government-funded and mandated clean air zones, together with a diesel scrappage scheme.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    One step forward two giant steps back Britain is stepping back to the stoneage

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    rakooi

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    Well, I will take SPURNING PLUNDER’S statement as fact…given his Sense of civic responsibility originates in the Stone Age.
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    With electric rates Falling along with the RISE of SOLAR and WIND energy…the future of driving looks bright!

    “….People Can Get Lower Prices But More Jobs With Solar & Wind

    Whether American, British, Canadian, Australian, Indian, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, or [fill in the blank], solar and wind power don’t just mean lower prices — they also typically mean more jobs. Much of the price of dirty energy power plants is in the fossil fuel — the physical resource. When we buy that fuel, much of the money goes to the billionaires and multimillionaires who “own” the fuel — the coal mines and the natural gas wells.

    Sunshine and wind, of course, are free, but distributed solar and wind power plants have to get built and installed — those are things humans do. When we pay for solar and wind power plants, we pay for human labor, and often help create or support local jobs.

    We don’t actually have to choose between low prices or jobs or protecting our air, water, and climate — we get all of those things with renewable energy options like solar and wind energy.”

    https://cleantechnica.com/2016/12/25/cost-of-solar-power-vs-cost-of-wind-power-coal-nuclear-natural-gas/
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    * http://www.climatechangenew

    https://www.carbonbrief.org

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Beware everybody take cover Hurricane Rakooi is coming and blowing mostly Hot Air just like Hurricane Gore and Hurricane DiCaprio

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